Artists Louise Bird

 

Natural History has always been the main inspiration behind Louise's work. During her studies for a Degree in Fine Art Printmaking at the Norwich School of Art and Design she became fascinated with the Honeybee, looking at its language, habitat and behaviour. First hand involvement and study of the subject has been her main inspiration and her concern for the protection of our natural habitats has led her to continue producing work, hoping to make people more aware of the need for conservation.

Louise is primarily a Printmaker, she produces layered Monoprints using a large sheet of steel. Ink is applied to the metal plate using rollers and worked into before being printed through an etching press. To create the effect of coloured layers which have a semi transparency she uses translucent inks. These prints often involve stencils and can sometimes contain many layers. Between printing or after all the layers have been printed she may also decide to draw or paint.

Working in this way makes each piece completely unique and not reproducible in any way. She also produces Etchings, Collagraphs and Mezzotints.


Prints

Black Arches - framed

7 x 7 ins

£60

Black Arches - unframed

5 x 5 ins

£45

Bombus Bohemicus - framed

7 x 5.5 ins

£55

Bombus Jonellus - framed

7 x 5.5 ins

£55

Bombus Ruderarius - framed

7 x 5.5 ins

£55

Bumblebee Queens - framed

14 x 14.5 ins

£160

Bumblebee Queens - unframed

13.5 x 13.5 ins

£115

Dragonfly - framed

11.5 x 11 ins

£98

Dragonfly - unframed

10 x 9 ins

£68

Echinops in Flower - framed

14 x 13 ins

£125

Essex Emerald - framed

6 x 6 ins

£60

Garden Tiger - unframed

6 x 6 ins

£45

Goldcrest - unframed

13 x 12 ins

£115

Goldcrest 5/80 - framed

14.5 x 14 ins

£160

Jersey Tiger - unframed

6 x 6 ins

£45

Meadow Butterflies - framed

14.5 x 14 ins

£160

Meadow Butterflies - unframed

13 x 12.5 ins

£115

Meadow Teasles - framed

18 x 15 ins

£160

Meadow Teasles - unframed

16.5 x 14 ins

£115

Midsummer Garden 3/50 - framed

14.5 x 14 ins

£160

Moth Species - unframed

20 x 20 ins

£200

Scarlet Tiger unframed

6 x 6 ins

£45

Summer Border - framed

15 x 14 ins

£160

Summer Border - unframed

13 x 12.5 ins

£115

Summer Meadow V - framed

21 x 21 ins

£250

Three Bumblebees - framed

13.5 x 7 ins

£90

Woodland Brown - framed

7 x 7 ins

£55

Wren in Autumn - framed

18.5 x 11 ins

£195

Wren in Autumn - unframed

17.5 x 10 ins

£150

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